Category Archive: Reviews

An Interstellar Love Letter to Hans Zimmer

It’s not often that a film score like Interstellar comes along and when one does it’s usually written by Hans Zimmer. Granted, I don’t watch as many movies as I used to and age… Continue reading

Guano Padano; Americana

I don’t really know how to classify Guano Padano’s Americana, but this is usually a good thing. There are so many factors here, so many reasons I can give to urge you to take notice of… Continue reading

Spiro; Welcome Joy Welcome Sorrow

‘Dancing music, music sad, both together, sane and mad’ John Keats. While this isn’t exclusively a film-music blog, I’m drawn towards cinematic music which is why I’ve been swept away with Welcome Joy Welcome Sorrow, the… Continue reading

Bitchin Bajas; unknown and unknowable

I’ve never been on trend, but it turns out Bitchin Bajas is a new release and I don’t normally rush into writing a post but I’m excited about this record. Research is what writers do,… Continue reading

Soundtrack: Only Lovers Left Alive

When Jim Jarmusch puts a film out, I almost get more excited about the music that it will feature. I discovered Mulatu Astatke’s hypnotic Tezeta in Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers. Dead Man [VINYL] is one of… Continue reading

Soundtrack: A Field in England

The first time I saw Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, I knew it was special. I had no idea what I was watching, I was confused for the most part and it… Continue reading

Bohren and der Club of Gore

The name sounds a bit frightening, especially when you know that ‘bohren’ means ‘drill’ in German, and when you find out that the band comprises of Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner… Continue reading

Shannon Graham and the Storytellers

Lots of  instrumental artists send me links to their music and while much of it is very nice, it’s difficult to decide what I should cover. But when Shannon Graham sent me a… Continue reading

Soundtrack: The Ipcress File

I’ve been watching a lot of old films lately and I’ve discovered a genre of soundtracks from the late ’50s/early ’60s movies where jazz is the main influence. Instead of sweeping orchestral pieces… Continue reading

Soundtrack: The Long Goodbye

I watched a film over the weekend called The Long Goodbye. It was a chance pick on a quiet Friday night; the fact that it was a Robert Altman film was the main… Continue reading